Jágr doesn’t care about points

He tapped with his stick and when he got the puck, he shot it. With every game back in North America, Jaromír Jágr is getting better and better in his shooting performance. After two goals — his first of the year — against Toronto on Monday, he added another one against Montreal two days later. It’s definitely good for every hockey player when he finally scores — proving that even 39-year-olds who have been away for three years still retain the fire and the skill to compete at the NHL level. “I hope that I’m going to continue,” he said. …

2012 Winter Classic video

and I quote Glen Quagmire: “Allllllriiight” The NHL’s worst-kept secret is about to be revealed during a Monday afternoon press conference at Citizens Bank Park…so says an NHL.com story and a press released sent out by the Phillies this afternoon. Unless it’s to say that several high-ranking members of the organization are actually aliens from the race of ancient-Egyptian-looking gods from the original Stargate movie, we’re finally getting confirmation of the 2012 Winter Classic.

Holmgren/Jagr transcript 9/17/11

PAUL HOLMGREN: We just wanted more than anything to give Jaromir a chance to take care of you guys, and give you a chance to meet him and talk to him.  We’re obviously very excited to have Jaromir join us this summer through free agency, and bring him back to the NHL.  We feel he’s still going to be a good player in our league, and we’re looking forward to seeing him do good things for the Flyers this year. Q: Why was this the right fit for you at this point? JAROMIR JAGR:  Well, I already answered that question …

Defending the Flyers

Well, I did it. Brought hockey into my lesson. Not relatable to Henry V, unfortunately. That would have been amazing. I’m making my 10th and 11th graders learn vocabulary. They hate it, I love it, so it’s a win-win. Our word a few days ago was acrimony, which means bitterness or animosity. In an effort to help them learn, I used it in a sentence, making it up right on the spot. “I have a lot of acrimony when I constantly have to defend why I’m a Flyers fan. To everyone.” (Right, so it’s not the most eloquent of sentences, but …

McCrimmon perishes in Russian plane crash

Former Philadelphia Flyers defenseman and long-time NHL blueliner Brad McCrimmon has died in a plane crash in Western Russia on Wednesday morning. The plane, carrying members of the Yaroslavl Lokomotiv club of the Kontinental Hockey League on its way for a game in Minsk, Belarus, crashed just after takeoff, killing all passengers. Only one crew member survived the ordeal, and a player who survived the crash reportedly later died of his wounds in hospital. McCrimmon had signed on as the club’s head coach in May following a successful three-year stint as an assistant with the Detroit Red Wings. “I’m personally …